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To support Studyportals‘ global expansion we are significantly expanding our development team. The team currently consists of Front- and Back-end Developers as well as UX Designers, split over four scrum teams.

The technology powering Studyportals’ platform is based on object-oriented PHP5; virtually all of our systems have been developed in-house. We are currently transitioning into a service-oriented architecture, powered by our own RESTful API. In parallel, we are scaling our infrastructure out into AWS in order to get maximum benefit out of the large variety of infrastructure-as-a-service approaches currently offered. As Back-end Developer you will play an important role in further developing and rolling out our RESTful API, which will be at the base of all our current and future products. Your responsibilities range from working on the core of our systems all the way up to producing proof-of-concept web applications. The Front-end Developers will help you to turn your proof-of-concept applications into true “online experiences”. In one sentence, your main purpose is to design & implement functional web interfaces and the full structure behind it.

You will work in a multidisciplinary scrum team of about five people, taking input from our graphic designers, UX Designers and our Student- and University Value teams in order to realize the best implementations possible. In order to measure our effectiveness we are currently focusing very hard on our continuous deployment process.

Main requirements

  • Apart from a proven track-record in creating advanced PHP5 applications, you have some background in stricter, object-oriented, languages such as C# or Java
  • You know your way around a MySQL database and its InnoDB storage-engine
  • The ability to write valid, semantically correct, HTML5 and CSS3
  • You understand what it takes to build scalable web applications and realise this means your skills should not be limited to writing good code
  • You are comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders as part of your day-to-day work
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, and excellent communication skills
  • Ambition, energetic and an entrepreneurial drive, you can work well independently but definitely also in a team and you are fun to work with

Nice to have

  • At least a Bachelor's degree, typically in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with JavaScript, or any other prototyped language, is a big +


  • A fulltime position
  • 25 days paid leave
  • Competitive salary, including an excellent bonus scheme
  • An annual personal development budget, because personal growth is KEY!
  • Interesting extras such as a laptop of your choice, hack days, etc...
  • An attractive collective insurance package with IAK, covering public and private insurances from healthcare and home insurance to car and liability insurances!
  • An informal, entrepreneurial, and flexible atmosphere where self-initiative is highly appreciated. Apart from your contribution to the company, your personal development has high priority
  • A great company environment that is serious about having fun with everything we do, including frequent memorable team events, table tennis, slide, etc.
  • The opportunity to make our world a little better and be at the core of the growth phase of a study choice giant that the European market is desperately waiting for

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